Runs may be hard to come by in this one as Chris Tillman (5-1, 2.58 ERA) and the Baltimore Orioles (23-14) meet Taijuan Walker (2-2, 2.63 ERA) and the Seattle Mariners (22-16) in the second of a three-game series at Camden Yards. The Mariners won the last game 10-0, and Seattle leads the series 1-0. The game starts at 7:05 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May. 18 and will air on MAS2 and RTNW.
In his last start, Tillman pitched 7.0 innings, allowing zero runs, striking out seven and walking two in a 1-0 victory over the Tigers. The Mariners were victorious over the Rays 6-5 the last time Walker pitched. He went 5.2 innings, allowing four runs, striking out nine and walking three. Robinson Cano (.302, 26 Rs, 12 HRs, 36 RBIs) has been doing well offensively for the Mariners, going 3 for 4 yesterday with three runs and two RBIs.
The odds are Baltimore -120 for this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is presently 8.
The only other game between the two teams went Seattle's way.
Predictions: SU Winner - SEA
In their last game, the Mariners won by a margin of 10 runs. The Orioles are 0-1 in games decided by a margin of 10 runs or more. The Mariners have a 2-0 record in blowouts.
Seattle has won 61% (11-7) of its games when leading after seven innings. However, Baltimore has won 71% (10-4) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Mariners are coming off of a weak pitching game where they recorded three strikeouts. The Orioles have a record of 0-2 when opponents' pitchers have three strikeouts or less.
When they outhit their opponents, the Orioles are 15-3. The Mariners have a 17-3 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 16th, Baltimore is in the bottom half of the league in runs, scoring 170 this season. Seattle ranks in the top 10 at ninth with 175.
Ranking 19th, Baltimore is in the bottom half of the league in walks, notching 115 this season. Seattle ranks in the top half at 12th with 127.
When the Orioles hit at least one home run, they are 18-7, well-matched with the Mariners who are 19-10 when hitting one or more homers.